Samir Elsharbaty

  1. Farkhad Fatkullin named Wikimedian of the Year for 2018

    Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales names Farkhad Fatkullin as the 2018 Wikimedian of the year.... Read more

  2. Community digest: Virtual exhibitions help make Estonian artworks accessible to everyone; news in brief

    The Wikimedia community in Estonia has partnered with several museums in the country to help unveil their collections through Wikimedia projects. The first virtual art exhibition, focusing on art from World War I, saw unprecedented success on the Estonian Wikipedia. In addition, this week’s news in brief include updates about the Wikipedia Library’s newest star coordinator, a WikiGap event... Read more

  3. The more you contribute to Wikipedia, the more knowledge you gain: Ted Yoo

    It takes years of effort to find yourself on the list of Wikipedia’s most prolific contributors. We talked to Ted Yoo, who has made 300,000 edits on the Korean Wikipedia, to learn about the motivation that has kept him actively editing for so long.... Read more

  4. The stories behind this year’s award-winning photographs from Wiki Loves Africa

    Late last year, photographers from around the world were invited to share their photos of people at work on the African continent. Over 18,000 were submitted. Here are the winners.... Read more

  5. Community digest: On Wikipedia, bridges across cultures are connecting Latin America with North Africa and the Middle East; news in brief

    Bridges across Cultures is a recent and new writing competition on Wikipedia that gathered Wikipedians from Latin America with the Middle East and North Africa regions. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about the Foundation’s community engagement insights, Wikimania, Wikimedia conference, and more.... Read more

  6. Community digest: Conversations with Wikimedia women; Arabic Wikinews and Global Voices collaboration; news in brief

    The Wikimedia Foundation’s Community Engagement department is hosting a series of conversations about women in the Wikimedia movement, a collaboration between the Arabic Wikinews community and Global Voices Lingua to support Arabic digital content, in addition to other updates in brief from around the globe. ... Read more

  7. In Egypt, Her Story uses women’s voices and Wikipedia to educate about gender violence

    For as long as the pyramids have been standing, the contributions of women to history have been undervalued and underrepresented. But today, there is a movement afoot in the land of the pharaohs—one that aims to bring those stories to the world’s largest encyclopedia.... Read more

  8. Bringing Myanmar to the world: Kyi Phyo Htet

    Kyi Phyo Htet had some free time and passion for the Myanmar Unicode system. He’s invested them in making tens of thousands of Wikipedia edits and writing over a thousand articles.... Read more

  9. Community digest: Mexico, sports, and gender diversity; Odisha adopts free licenses; Wikiquote in the hospital; news in brief

    Mexican Wikipedians help increase gender diversity in Wikipedia’s sports content, Odisha adopts Creative Commons licenses to promote the values of transparency and accessibility, Wikiquote at the hospital, and more stories from around the world in brief.... Read more

  10. Wikipedia is a place to “plant and harvest” free knowledge: Arminé Aghayan

    Arminé Aghayan has written thousands of articles on the Armenian Wikipedia and freely licensed thousands of her photos on Wikimedia Commons.... Read more